Canvas - SOAR Student Life & Transition Course

This document describes how to complete the SOAR - Student Life & Transition course in Canvas for fall 2020.

Canvas - SOAR Student Life & Transition Course 

How to complete the SOAR Student Life & Transition Course 

This document describes how to complete the SOAR Student Life & Transition course in Canvas. 

Incoming Freshman and Transfer students are required to participate in the SOAR Student Life & Transition course provided in the Canvas learning management system. 

To access the course: 

1. Log in to Canvas using your UW-Madison NetID credentials.

2. You should see a Dashboard for courses. 

3. Find the course titled “SOAR Student Life & Transition” and click on it. 

4. Follow the completion instructions within the course. 

How to open your course enrollment 

Unit 1 - Pre-Enrollment Requirements must be completed by 11:59 pm the Wednesday before your SOAR Advising week. If Unit 1 is not completed before your SOAR Advising week, a hold will remain on your student record, prohibiting you from enrolling in classes. 

How to Complete the “Acknowledgement Check” 

At the end of Unit 1, you must complete an “acknowledgement check” by selecting the answer “Forward.” This will lift your enrollment hold. After you select the answer, click the “Submit Quiz” to automatically lift your course enrollment hold. If you click the “Submit Quiz” button before you select the answer, you must contact SOAR to have your hold lifted. 

If you have questions about the completion requirements, or have other questions about the SOAR program, contact SOAR@studentlife.wisc.edu or visit soar.wisc.edu. Only incoming freshmen and transfer students are enrolled in the SOAR Student Life & Transition course. 

SOAR Student Life & Transition course technical considerations 

System requirements 

Get Help 

For questions regarding this program or if you need accommodations, please contact the SOAR Team at SOAR@studentlife.wisc.edu. For technical assistance with this program, please contact the Help Desk at help@doit.wisc.edu. If you experience accessibility or usability barriers while completing this course and need assistance, call 608-262-4707 or email soar@studentlife.wisc.edu.